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The Resource A measure of the earth : the Cole-Ware collection of American baskets, (electronic resource)

A measure of the earth : the Cole-Ware collection of American baskets, (electronic resource)

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A measure of the earth : the Cole-Ware collection of American baskets
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A measure of the earth
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the Cole-Ware collection of American baskets
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eng
Summary
A Measure of the Earth provides an unparalleled window into an overlooked corner of recent American history: the traditional basketry revival of the past fifty years. Steve Cole and Martha Ware amassed a remarkable collection using the most stringent guidelines: baskets made from undyed domestic materials that have been harvested by the maker. An essay by Nicholas Bell details the long-standing use of traditional fibers such as black ash and white oak, willow and sweetgrass, and the perseverance of a select few to claim these elements--the land itself--for the enrichment of daily life. As they trek through woods, fields, farm, and shore in the quest for the right ingredients for a basket, these men and women cultivate an enviable knowledge of the land. Each basket crafted from this knowledge provides not only evidence of this connection to place, but also a measure of the earth. Drawing on conversations with the basketmakers from across the country and reproducing many of their documentary photographs, Bell offers an intimate glimpse of their lifeways, motivations, and hopes. Lavish illustrations of every basket convey the humble, tactile beauty of these functional vessels
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Midwest
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746.41/20973074753
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
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  • Cole, Steven R.
  • Ware, Martha G.
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • Baskets
  • Baskets
  • Electronic books
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adult
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A measure of the earth : the Cole-Ware collection of American baskets, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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online
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9781469615295
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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MWT11720609
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remote
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11720609
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(MWT)MWT11720609
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
A measure of the earth : the Cole-Ware collection of American baskets, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469615295
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11720609
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11720609
System control number
(MWT)MWT11720609
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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